Injuries were reported when two vehicles crashed at an intersection in Terre Haute today.
Terre Haute Police Department and Terre Haute Fire Department crews responded to the scene at S. 13th and Crawford Streets around 2:30 p.m.
A silver SUV sustained driver's side damage, while a blue passenger car sustained front passenger side damage. Airbags deployed.
By Lucy Perry
Indiana Central News
A Terre Haute woman was listed in serious condition after she was allegedly stabbed numerous times in the abdomen and leg by her ex -boyfriend on Memorial Day.
Freddie E. Whitlock, 55, was arrested early the next morning on two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of criminal recklessness and invasion of privacy. He remains held in the Vigo County Jail.
The 39- year-old woman's current boyfriend also was allegedly stabbed by Whitlock when he reportedly had responded to her screaming for help, outside in the front yard of the northside residence. The 49-year-old did not suffer serious injuries in the attack, but had been stabbed in his side.
According to the probable cause affidavit, filed by Terre Haute Police Department Officer James Ribolla, Whitlock told investigators, during later questioning at THPD headquarters, that he had gone to the residence to confront the woman about allegedly stealing his cellphones and an altercation took place. He stated he could not remember the stabbings.
"He said when he got there, [the woman] swung at him and then a scuffle ensued. He stated, 'It all happened so fast' and could not advise how [the woman] got stabbed numerous times," Ribolla states in the documents.
According to the report, emergency crews responded to the 1000 block of Third Avenue around 10:45 p.m. and secured the scene.The victims were transported to a local hospital, where the woman underwent immediate surgery for her injuries.
She was "bleeding profusely" when crews arrived. In fact, witnesses reported finding her covered in blood, yelling out that she had been stabbed by Whitlock.
Investigation revealed there was an active no contact order to protect the woman from Whitlock at the time she was allegedly attacked by the suspect.
Whitlock reportedly called 911 a short time after fleeing the scene, claiming he "had been jumped." The suspect suffered a minor injury in the stabbings, when he cut his left hand index finger with the weapon. He was taken into custody when officers went to interview him at the hospital later that night.
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